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My power steering pump went out again. I just put a new one on about a year ago. Is this a problem with these trucks

My power steering pump went out again. I just put a new one on about a year ago. Is this a problem with these trucks?

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No problems or recall notices on the factory or aftermarket power steering pumps at the moment.

These pumps take lots of stress during there lifetimes and, it is very important to make sure that the fluid levels never drop below the recommended level. running a power steering pump low on fluids, can decrease its lifetime dramatically. Considering the fact that, this pump is on a truck, this will make this Paramount that, you should always monitor the fluid level at all times. even if its a new pump, always monitor the fluid levels.

Now, if you drive this vehicle and work it hard, the pump will take a beating and, the life span will decrease a bit. One year life span is quite unusual but, it is also, in the normal range if the vehicle is worked hard.

If you are concerned about the durability of the brand of pump you have purchased, i suggest trying a different aftermarket brand of power steering pump made by a different manufacturer. I would go for a more HD type pump and i would also run a more HD hose assembly as well to increase the lubrication factor.

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